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Old 09-02-2008, 01:51 AM   #1
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Downloading ISO files


I am using KTorrent to download ISO files and find it very slow downloading
the files. Can someone tell me what download client to use for ISO files that support resume download and which can download very fast.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 01:58 AM   #2
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I use kget.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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It's not Ktorrent's fault - Ktorrent is only a client for BitTorrent p2p network and if there aren't many peers with good upload speeds your download will be slow. If you're downloading iso there is a chance that the site will also have direct http or ftp downloads - you can use them as they are often faster (it's more ethical to use torrent though especially on non-commercial sites as you don't use up their bandwidth). For http or ftp downloads you can use Kget.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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I can't find Kget on my openSuse10.2.
What else can I use?
 
Old 09-02-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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Make things simple - just use wget.

Open terminal:

wget http://address_of_your_download

If for whatever reason your download gets interrupted just do:

wget -c http://address_of_your_download


See 'man wget'
 
Old 09-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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if you are using a torrent client the the speed depends on the amount of seeders seeding the client also your isp speeds and your settings you have on any firewall or anytype of filters you have to filter your internet I use ktorrent and my speeds can go up to and above 1Mbs and as low as 1kbs but I usually average aroung 700Kbs
 
Old 10-17-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Make things simple - just use wget.

Open terminal:

wget http://address_of_your_download

If for whatever reason your download gets interrupted just do:

wget -c http://address_of_your_download


See 'man wget'
Where does wget save the downloaded files?
I look through the man wget pages and don't seem to find where wget save
the downloaded files.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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Where does wget save the downloaded files?
In current folder, if you didn't specify other location.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:17 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by klearview View Post
Make things simple - just use wget.

Open terminal:

wget http://address_of_your_download

If for whatever reason your download gets interrupted just do:

wget -c http://address_of_your_download


See 'man wget'
Does wget even work on torrents? I mean, it won't download the torrent's target will it?
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:44 AM   #10
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No, it's not a torrent client, but the guys aren't suggesting it as one (although one could interpret it that way)
 
Old 01-11-2015, 03:42 PM   #11
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Smile Downloading ISO files at ftp site - impossibly SLOW

My question which I was going to pose as a newbie has been answered by this thread
Thanks for the guidance.
 
  


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